A Study of the Wear in Ceramic Bearings by a Thin-Layer Activation Method

A Study of the Wear in Ceramic Bearings by a Thin-Layer Activation Method The wear resistance of ceramic sliding bearings fabricated from sintered Si3N4 and ZrO2 is studied by the thin-layer activation method. Radioisotopic tags were applied by exposing the ceramic components to a proton beam with an energy of 7.6 MeV. Exposure conditions are specified to avoid radiative damage of the surface of ceramic components. The wear under dry-friction conditions was determined by radiometry of the isotopically labeled surface using calibration curves. The running-in time was found to be about 400 min for Si3N4-based and 500 – 600 min for ZrO2-based components, with wear rates of 4 – 5 and 5 – 6 μ, respectively. The data obtained attest to the high performance characteristics of the ceramic bearings that are used for submersible pumps for pumping crude oil out of wells. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Refractories and Industrial Ceramics Springer Journals

A Study of the Wear in Ceramic Bearings by a Thin-Layer Activation Method

Loading next page...
Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
Copyright © 2001 by Plenum Publishing Corporation
Materials Science; Characterization and Evaluation of Materials; Materials Science, general; Ceramics, Glass, Composites, Natural Materials
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site


You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.

DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Unlimited reading

Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.

Stay up to date

Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.

Organize your research

It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

Monthly Plan

  • Read unlimited articles
  • Personalized recommendations
  • No expiration
  • Print 20 pages per month
  • 20% off on PDF purchases
  • Organize your research
  • Get updates on your journals and topic searches


Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial

Best Deal — 39% off

Annual Plan

  • All the features of the Professional Plan, but for 39% off!
  • Billed annually
  • No expiration
  • For the normal price of 10 articles elsewhere, you get one full year of unlimited access to articles.



billed annually
Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial